Seized MMD vehicles bought using public funds
Attorney General Mumba Malila says the vehicles seized from the opposition MMD were procured using public funds.
Responding to a petition filed by the opposition MMD, Mr. Malila has justified the seizure of the vehicles saying the only vehicles that were in the custody of the police were those procured using public funds.
He says the move by police move to take hold of the motor vehicles was justified and supported by unambiguous Constitution of Zambia.
The Attorney General charged that Police have instituted investigations into the alleged acquisition of one hundred and seventy six motor vehicles by the former ruling party.
Mr. Malila further states that investigations carried out have so far revealed that the vehicles in question were imported, cleared and registered under very unclear circumstances adding that there was reason for the investigators to suspect that duty was not paid on the vehicles in issue.
The MMD through its National Secretary Major Richard Kachingwe claim that the party’s 101 vehicles have been a target by Patriotic Front members and the Zambia Police Service.
Lusaka High Court judge Annie Sitali has since set February 20, 2012 as the date for commencement of trial in the matter